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Interface Polymers wins AkzoNobel Paint the Future Award

22nd Jun 2019

Interface Polymers has won one of the AkzoNobel ‘Paint the Future’ Awards given to innovative startups, in the ‘Enhanced Functionality’ category. Interface was shortlisted from a total of 160 submissions received by AkzoNobel in response to its initiative launched at beginning of the year to find solutions to five real-world paint and coating...

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GKN opens world’s largest AM pilot production cell at ORNL

21st Jun 2019

GKN Aerospace has announced commissioning of a second additive manufacturing cell (Cell 2) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Cell 2 is world’s largest pilot production cell of its kind and is the next stage in GKN’s additive manufacturing research and development targeting large scale structural aircraft...

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GKN Aerospace expands RRSP contract with Pratt & Whitney

20th Jun 2019

GKN Aerospace has expanded its Risk and Revenue Sharing Partnership (RRSP) with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, for the PW1500G and PW1900G engines, adding the Fabricated Fan Case Mount Ring and the Fan Spacer to its workshare. These systems will feature GKN Aerospace’s latest technologies on additive manufacturing (AM) and...

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Tiarco buys part of HB Fuller's business

19th Jun 2019

HB Fuller Company is selling its surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, for $71 million. HB Fuller will use the funds from the sale for debt reduction. The two have signed a definitive agreement in this connection. The transaction is expected to close in the third...

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GKN to lead new additive manufacturing research programmes

19th Jun 2019

GKN Aerospace is to lead two collaborative additive manufacturing (AM) research programmes, AIRLIFT and DAM and will inject its unique Laser Metal Deposition by wire (LMD-w) AM technology in them. AIRLIFT and DAM are focused on making AM serial production ready at high rates and explore how AM can do it for high value, high complexity product...

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Nouryon selects Gazechim to distribute product portfolio

14th Jun 2019

Thermoset customers in France, Italy, UK and Ireland will have improved access to products from Nouryon through an expanded partnership with distributor Gazechim Group. Under the agreement, Gazechim will distribute Nouryon’s complete portfolio of organic peroxides and auxiliaries for thermoset business. The partnership will take effect from September...

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Anno Borkowsky appointed to Lanxess board of management

13th Jun 2019

The supervisory board of Lanxess AG has appointed Anno Borkowsky to the board of management of the specialty chemicals company, effective June 1, 2019. In his new role, Borkowsky, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, will take responsibility for the Specialty Additives segment. Currently, he is heading the Additives business unit at Lanxess.

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Nouryon completes expandable microspheres expansion

10th Jun 2019

Nouryon has completed a €20 million project at Sundsvall, Sweden that raises production capacity for its Expancel expandable microspheres which are used as lightweight filler and blowing agent to make end products lighter, create attractive textures, protect against damage or shield against elements. It also reduces costs as less raw material is used.

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Ineos to build three new plants in Saudi Arabia

6th Jun 2019

Ineos has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco and Total, France, to build three new plants in Saudi Arabia. As part of a $5 billion petrochemical complex (Jubail 2), the three plants will produce key building blocks for carbon fibre, engineering polymers and synthetic lubricants that are pivotal to economic growth in the region.

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